At What Age Did Tiger Woods Become a Billionaire?

Published 10/04/2021, 10:05 AM EDT
AUGUSTA, GA – APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States watches his tee shot on the first hole during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Tiger Woods is probably the best and, inarguably, the most popular golf player of all time. Woods has created plenty of records in his playing career. Moreover, he is the man who revolutionized golf, as before Woods’ debut, golf was seen as a leisure sport. It was Tiger Woods who brought popularity to this sport with his incredible skills.  

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Furthermore, due to Woods’ popularity, the finances and prize purse of the events significantly improved. Tiger Woods became a global icon just years after his debut. But when did the legendary golfer become a billionaire? Let us find out. 

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Tiger Woods made his debut on the PGA Tour in 1996 as an amateur and since then has attracted millions of eyeballs towards him.

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Woods showed signs of greatness from a young age and won the Masters by a record 12 strokes. With that, he became the youngest winner of the prestigious title. And, since then, there has been no looking back as he kept on winning events and had plenty of endorsements and sponsorships as well. 

When did Tiger Woods become a billionaire?

Around 14 years after his PGA Tour debut, Woods became the first-ever athlete to earn $1 billion at the age of 34. According to Forbes, he achieved this accolade just after winning the FedExCup title in 2009, where he received a $10 million bonus. 

Woods made most of his money from the endorsements and his golf course design business. He first signed a $40 million contract with Nike in 1996, which got the world talking about it. Due to such deals, Woods is known for bringing money and sponsorships to this sport and made it a global sport. 

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ST LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 11: Tiger Woods of the United States stands on the 15th hole during the third round of the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club on August 11, 2018 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Tiger Woods currently has $120,851,706 as career money earnings and still tops the list. Furthermore, the second player on the list is Phil Mickelson, who has $94,847,060 as career money earnings. But along with all these monetary gains, Tiger even has 15 major championships with 82 PGA Tour wins. 

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Tiger Woods is currently recovering from a horrific solo car crash that took place in February. Hence, all the fans from across the world are just hoping to see Woods back on the course as soon as possible. 

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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